Dr. Beerel has also consulted for Trellisware in the area of communication hardware design as well as Yuni Networks and AMCC in the area of network chip analysis and verification. He was on a leave of absence from USC between June 2002 to September 2004, during which time he served as Vice-President of CAD and Verification at Fulcrum Microsystems. In May of 2008, he took a second leave of absence from USC and co-founded TimeLess Design Automation with one of his Ph.D. students, Dr. Georgios Dimou. Their mission was to demonstrate and commercialize an asynchronous ASIC flow. They were successful and sold the company in July of 2010 to Fulcrum Microsystems. Fulcrum Microsystems was acquired by Intel in 2011 and became its Switch Router Division at which he also works as Chief Scientist, Technology Development.
After getting a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Computer Science from UCSD, she worked full-time in the computer science field for over 12 years. She mainly worked for SAIC developing, writing, and managing software for the Department of Defense. She received a master’s degree in Computer Science from USC.
She has taught classes in Java, Python, and Objective-C (iOS) programming, web publishing, information technology, and mobile apps. Whether it is a new class or one she has taught before, Trina is constantly updating the lectures and labs to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies. She loves helping students achieve their goals and is thus involved in various student organizations.
Mike teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in digital entrepreneurship and enterprise systems for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and Marshall School of Business. He is also the CTO of USC Annenberg’s Media Impact Project.
Prior to USC, he spent the previous decade at Fox and Warner Bros, as a VP of Technology and Director; Netscape as a Technology Evangelist; and CTO/VP Technology for various Internet/software companies.
Mike has spoken on Internet technologies at major conferences across the United States and Europe.
Farzin volunteers at the Chamber of Commerce events to assist local businesses improve their operations and profitability through lean principles and use of modern technology. He also enjoys mentoring startup technology companies participating at General Assembly and at local Meetup Groups. Farzin’s education is in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Maryland
Dr. Yli-Renko is also co-founder of technology start-up Perception Robotics where she leads business development and financing activities. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Yli-Renko worked as strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and as research fellow at London Business School.